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50 Years of Nostra Aetate

this afternoon (monday 7th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
50 years of nostra aetate (presented by ernie rea) (in the beyond belief series)

“It is 50 years since the publication of the Vatican document ‘Nostra Aetate’ which transformed relations between the Roman Catholic Church and other religions, most notably Judaism.
At only a few paragraphs in length, this short text has been widely seen as one of the most remarkable moments in the turbulent history of interfaith relations.
How did it come about? What can we say it has really achieved? And how does it fit into the world in which we now live?
with …
• Archbishop Kevin McDonald,Emeritus Catholic Archbishop of Southwark and chair of the Bishops’ Conference Committee for Other Faiths and of the Committee for Catholic-Jewish Relations
• Dr Ed Kessler, Founder-Director of the interfaith organisation, the Woolf Institute
Oliver McTernan, Director of the conflict-resolution charity ‘Forward Thinking’, which works among communities in the UK and the Middle East.”

(if you miss it, available at or at


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